How to apply...
Method of Application: Form PHS-398 (Rev. May 2001) can be obtained from the, Division of Extramural Outreach and Information Resources, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-7910. Telephone (301)435-0714; e-mail ASKNIH@odrockml.od.nih.gov. In addition, supplemental instructions for applications are contained in the Cancer Center Support Grant Guidelines which can be obtained by writing to the Cancer Centers Branch, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 700, MSC 8345, Bethesda, MD 20892-8345 or by calling (301)496-8531. Generally, the potential applicant should send a letter of intent to the National Cancer Institute, submitting a CCSG application to the same address for review (see Guidelines for CCSGs). Completed applications should be submitted to the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20892. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR, Part 92 for State and local governments and OMB Circular No. A-110 for nonprofit organizations.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Grants are funded based on scientific merit, program relevance, and program balance and are made annually. Initial award provides funds for the first budget period (usually 12 months) and Notice of Grant Award (Form PHS 1533) indicates support recommended for the remainder of the project period, allocation of Federal funds by budget categories and special conditions, if any.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.